A Beginner’s Guide to Online Poker
Johannes is the Editor in Chief at Beasts Of Poker and has played online poker semi-professionally for 5 years while completing his Master’s degree. He is an expert in both live & online poker.
Poker is an exciting and easy-to-play game that rewards real skill unlike slots or the lottery. For many years it was only played in smoky bars and casinos but thanks to the internet and an accountant from Tennessee, the world of online poker has grown exponentially. Online poker is a great way to play the game from your home, at any time of day or night and for as long as you like for any stakes you choose.
When choosing a real money poker site you should first look for the security features that are most important to you. These typically include high levels of encryption (usually 128 or 256-bit SSL) and audited random number generators that are not biased in any way towards the site. Look for sites that display this information prominently and be wary of those who don’t.
Once you have a site you want to sign up with, you will need to create an account and verify your identity. This process is usually done by uploading a government issued ID and proof of address. Once verified you can begin to deposit funds into your account. Depending on the site you may be able to use various different banking methods including credit cards, eWallets and even cryptocurrencies.